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the lives of the women who serve as a first ladies from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night at 9:00 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. what the program earlier live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> saturday, booktv is in savannah, ga., for live coverage of the savannah book festival, starting at 10:15 eastern with vice-president al gore on "the future." at 1:30, cnn's chief washington correspondent jake tapper on the war in afghanistan in "the outpost." gary willslock, asks, "why priests?" this is live on saturday at c- span2, starting at 10:15. >> "washington journal" continues. host: marsha blackburn joins us. a republican from tennessee. good morning. president obama has been on a tour is a visiting places like georgia, north carolina. we saw him give the state of the union address. how are republicans getting some air time? what is your message this week as the president takes his message to the street? guest: how unfortunate that he chose to leave d.c. then rather trying to sit down with us of trying to address the nation
early. that was a challenge. >> that is exactly right. we put michelle obama out there in a big way. she really motivated the base. people saying, wake us up on the guy has a chance to meet us. >> what were you doing on debate nights? there were these national conversations on politics. on one side, what were you guys trying to do? >> we are trying to enter into the commentary. they wanted to see how the message was unfolding. there are things that we kept good notes on. >> you have been quoted on this before, the issue of immigration and going after rick perry. you still stand by -- overreacting to perry? >> stuart says you have to go out and take it. at that moment in time during the american assess, rick -- process, rick perry was a very formidable opponent. we were running a campaign used on jobs and the economy. this is the governor of a state. people would say -- we knew he was formidable. we began the debate process. we did some in the debate. >> very aggressive early. >> early on. and when he had written about on security. >> i think he used the phrase "ponzi scheme." >> he did.
to get involved early. that was a challenge. >> that is exactly right. we put michelle obama out there in a big way. is she really motivated the base. -- she really motivated the base. are people saying -- people saying, wake us up on the guy has a chance to meet us. >> what were you doing a debate nights? there were these national conversations on politics. on one side, what were you guys trying to do? >> we are trying to wind of enter into the commentary -- enter -- we were trying to enter into the commentary. they wanted to see how the message was unfolding. there are things that we kept good notes on. >> you have been quoted on this before, the issue of immigration and going after rick peryry. you still stand by -- overreacting to perry? >> stuart says you have to go out and take it. at that moment in time during the american assess, rick -- p rocess, rick perry was a very formidable opponent. we were running a campaign used on jobs and the economy. this is the governor of a state. people would say -- we knew he was formidable. process. the debate assess we did some in the de
from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins tonight at numeral 9:00 pm eastern. watch the program early on in the day like that 2:00 p.m. on c-span. >> week on a "q&a," the author and historian timothy naftali.he was the director of the richard nixon potential library and museum from 2007 until 2011. >> when you did the 149, peoplee who serve in the nixon administration, how did you raise the money to do that? andhey had buyer's remorse a group of alumni of the nixon administration who worked on the domestic side rallied and raise a lot of money for this program. i received contributions from donald rumsfeld. i believe dick cheney. i think paul o'neill provided some funding. member people. the fault of the domestic side of the head ministration hasn't received the b.j. of the administration hasn't received -- the domestic side of the administration has not received that much attention. for the watergate interviews, i used the trust fund. i was very conservative about the way i used the money. the library received one head- one half of all of the ticket money that came
engaged. >> two words, michelle obama. she really motivated our base. to make our people how tough it is going to be. in the spring, when you kept going longer and longer, our people were saying, contributors say wake us up when this guy has a chance to beat us. >> what did you do on the debate nights, that these were national conversations on politics. on one side what were you trying to to do? >> we watched closely and they were good opportunities to kind of enter into the commentary and share, you know, our pokes and jabs underneath. it was also a chance for us to see how the message was unfolding. there were things said in the debates that we kept good notes on. we brought it up later in the campaign. >> you were quoted at this before about the issue of immigration and going after rick perry. do you still stand by what you said when you said if -- >> he flip flops. >> no, you overreacted to perry. >> look, when your party is -- to win your party's nomination you have to go out and take it. at that moment in time, during the early stages of the primary process, rick perry was a
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